cleaning chicken poop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by banditgin, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions for cleaning chicken poop (the wet kind) off of a wooden porch and concrete? our chickens free range basically behind our garage and house and inbetween the two. In between the two is all concrete, I can sweep off the dry poop but don't know what to do about the wet poop. I don't want to have to use a lot of water as we've been kinda dry here and have a well.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    You are gonna have to bite the bullet and use your hose. That's the only thing I know that will clean up the messy poop. We haven't seen rain in a long time either, and I have a well, as well. But.... got to clean that poop up somehow. Have fun![​IMG]
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    i would let the runny poo heardend then sweep it up
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I let it harden and then sweep. I was having that problem on my small backyard deck and now I put up a small baby gate to keep them off when I remember. Other than that is you need to remove it immediately the hose is the only way I know of aside from trying to block off the particular area. A price we pay for letting them have their freedom!
     
  5. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have the same problem on our brick walk, and the back porch (wood) where our girls sneak up to eat the dog's food [​IMG]

    We don't hose, same problem, dry weather and a well. I let it dry and just kinda scrape it off.

    A stiff broom would work better, we have one of those little dinky synthetic ones, and it doesn't quite do the job.

    Jess
     
  6. kacie chicken

    kacie chicken New Egg

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    what I did was I took my hose and put it on jet and sprayed the entire chicken house out then I took a hoe and scraped it up into a pile and used a shovel to scoop it up
     

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